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Wooden Shjips
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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We're excited to premiere a new music from the San Francisco based country artist, Katie Garibaldi. Garibaldi is another local artist who chooses to express herself in a more traditional music genre. With her beautiful voice and talent for musical arrangement, we always respect Katie for her hard work and well written country ballads.

I've kind of nicknamed "Lock The Door, Lose The Key" the 'newlywed song' because it's basically about newlywed business. When I go through big life moments, including falling in love and getting married, those subjects infuse themselves into my creative mind and are reflected in my songwriting. I wrote a lot of the songs on my album, Follow Your Heart during the period of my life when I was engaged and newly married. "Lock The Door, Lose The Key" is about that honeymoon phase my husband and I were in when we basically just wanted to lock ourselves away in a blissful nest and forget the rest of the world. It's become one of my favorite songs to perform live from the album because I've noticed how happy it makes people who are listening. It's a really fun story and a staple song off Follow Your Heart that contributes to the record's signature sound, so I chose this song for my first official music video to celebrate the album's one-year anniversary as a celebration of what an absolute blast this past year has been touring with these songs, and as a personal thank you to my supporters. - Katie Garibaldi on writing Lock the Door, Lose the Key

Check out Katie's "newlywed song", Lock the Door, Lose the Key exclusively on The Deli Magazine San Francisco!

September 02, 2015
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The San Francisco based avant electro band, Yassou has released a disturbingly creative music video for their single, Fall Again. Yassou has a plan to release a series of five music videos that have been strategically scheduled to be released throughout the upcoming Fall season:

Fall Again (Thursday, August 27)
To Win / YoungBlood (Thursday, September 10)
To Sink (Thursday, September 24)
The Woods (Thursday, October 15)
In These Summer Nights (Thursday, November 5)

It's been argued that we see music more than we hear music; a phenomenon that began with "Girls On Film" and grows with every viral, visual interpretation that corresponds to an artist's output. Fully submersing themselves in this ideology, Yassou have taken the opportunity to do what bands and solo artists should have started doing years ago since we moved into a singles culture, and that's push the video first, and let the music ride its tail. Their release schedule is this: release five videos for five songs. No physical or digital release. That's it. That's what the people want. No "album cycle" and no "pre-releases". It's a consumer-friendly schedule, but even better, the videos are magnificently produced.

Watch Fall Again below:

August 31, 2015
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One of the great things about the San Francisco Bay Area is that there is a diverse array of music genres to choose from. Jeff Campbell is a San Francisco based pop country rock artist who will be releasing his new album, The Kitchen Sink on October 2nd. He strays light years away from the dominate youthful garage rock style of music that you typically find in Oakland and SF and chooses to make pop country rock and roll that is fresh and all his own.

Check out his new single, Fill The Spaces and keep an eye out for his upcoming full length record!

"The song was inspired by the birth of his niece and the thought of her never experiencing an iPhone, Facebook or social media free world where people are tied to and tuned into gadgets instead of each other. The song is a message to live in the moment and fill the spaces with what’s around you instead of worrying about what’s to come and how you’re going to document it." - Jeff Campbell on his song, Fill The Spaces

August 31, 2015
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Jesse Woletz, founder of Seaweed Sway and an active booker for Amnesia Events sent us a nice letter to keep The Deli SF readers posted on the renewal of the venue's entertainment licence:

Last Tuesday, August 18th, small beloved venue in the Mission, Amnesia, renewed their entertainment license, with much support from the SF Bay Area music community.

For those interested, video and audio of the hearing, is available at the link below. There is also a great toast to Shawn Magee, the former owner, who helped to form that community that is Amnesia. After 15 years of tirelessly running the place, he decided to pass it on and move to Mexico with his family. He hand-selected Craig Wathen, as someone who cares about community and wants to keep the music going. Craig and his wife also own City Beer in SOMA. Many musicians who have played at Amnesia over the years spoke at the hearing and wrote letters of support.

All can watch and/or hear the proceedings from the hearing here. The Amnesia discussion starts at around 43 minutes:

A statement from new owner, Craig Wathen:

We are really excited to continue bringing soulful music to the Mission. It is with heartfelt gratitude we thank all the fine people who supported us through this undertaking to keep music alive at Amnesia. We greatly appreciate the San Francisco Entertainment Commission granting us this privilege, and for all the assistance the Commission provided us through the process. Thank you! Amnesia will continue to host "meet the new owner" nights here and there, for those who have any questions. You can find out who's playing at Amnesia by going to their website, facebook and instagram.

August 27, 2015
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We're excited to share the news that a new festival will be taking place at The Cave on August 29th in San Francisco, CA!

DreamGaze Collective, a group of musicians, music lovers and promoters with a shared interest in musical genres ranging from shoegaze and dream-pop to post-punk and nugaze features members who are vested in furthering these genres. From putting on shows all around Southern California to expanding their efforts into a larger festival.

The San Francisco edition will feature local San Francisco psychedelic rock n' roll band LSD and The Search For God as headliners, and many other bands such as Balms, Crescendo, Cruel Summer, Bellavista, Golden Drugs and many more. It will be $15 for advanced tickets and $20 for door. This festival is an all ages event.

"Greg (from Los Angeles band Crescendo and I became friends and started talking about doing festival-style shows in LA/SF highlighting our favorite local dreampop / shoegaze / post-punk-ish bands. There's been a lot of really cool new bands coming out of both cities, so over all it was really easy to get everyone together and excited about it. There is still an amazing group of creative people living here, being cool as hell and making rad art/music." -Jared Padovani of Balms

Click here to RSVP to the event:

LSD and the Search for God (SF)
Balms (SF)
Cruel Summer (SF)
Golden Drugs (OAK)
Crescendo (LA)
Bellavista (SF // members of Tamaryn)
WHITE CLOUD (SF // members of Deafheaven)
Night Shapes (OAK)
Surf Club (STOCKTON // members of Craft Spells)
Mother Room (OAK)

DJ Sets by:

BABY J (Popgang)
Dometrious James (White Cloud, Mwahaha)
Greg Wilson (DKFM)
Jamie Jams (Debaser)
Jonathan Reddick (Slime City)
Joshua Yule (Cruel Summer)

Visuals by White Light Prism
Poster by Jonathan Reddick

August 29th, 2015 || 3 PM - Midnight
The Cave, SF || All Ages
$15 Adv || $20 Door
dreamgaze.net

August 25, 2015
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The Oakland based songwriter, Ezra Furman has released a new music video for the band's new single, Lousy Connection. Ezra's new song is their commentary on the human connection and how complicated it has become to communicate clearly with others. The video gives its starring role to a number of raw eggs, making the video a bit odd, but that's to be expected from such an out-of-the-box artist like Furman! The artist's latest album, Perpetual Motion People is now out on Bella Union.

Perpetual Motion People, Ezra Furman's first album for Bella Union delivers a cascade of memorably bristling hooks driven by a unique splicing of timeless influences, delivered with a restless urgency and combative spirit that shines through the American's vocals and lyrics. Having taken his time to work his way into the public consciousness, Furman's time is unquestionably now, as he finally faces an expectant audience hungry for the next stage of his thrilling approach, on record and on stage.

Enjoy the new music video and head out to Bender's in San Francisco to see Ezra Furman share a line up with Buzzmutt and Midgetmen on August 29th. By the way, if you're super boring or very politically correct, this may not be the show for you, but if you're looking for a unique line up and live music experience this is definitely a show to check out!

August 24, 2015
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